• Woman hit by car in North Seattle seriously hurt


    SEATTLE - An 85-year-old woman who was crossing a North Seattle street Sunday was critically injured when she was struck by a car.


    Police said the pedestrian was crossing Third Avenue Northwest at Northwest 132nd Street at 5:30 p.m. when she was hit by a Saab station wagon traveling northbound on Third Avenue Northwest.


    The victim was treated at the scene and then transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.


    As is standard in collision investigations, the 57-year-old driver of the Saab was evaluated by a drug recognition expert officer for any signs of impairment.  Police said no signs of impairment were detected. 

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